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China adopts first counter-terrorism law

2015-12-29

Chinese legislators have adopted a series of laws at the end of a week-long bimonthly session in Beijing. Among the laws passed by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee was China’s first counter-terrorism law.

Policymakers drop legal ban on surrogacy

2015-12-28

A proposed legal ban on the use of surrogate mothers has been scrapped after lawmakers raised objections over the effectiveness of such a move, it was announced on Sunday.

New law poised to prohibit surrogacy

2015-12-22

The top legislature is considering banning surrogacy, as well as the buying and selling of sperm, eggs, fertilized eggs and embryos in China, as it reviews a draft amendment to a family planning law.

First law on TCM under deliberation

2015-12-21

The coming law aims to deal with emerging problems and challenges facing the overall development of traditional Chinese medicine in the country.

Two-child policy expected to be approved

2015-12-21

All couples have been encouraged to have two children, and couples who have two children can enjoy longer maternity leave, according to a draft.

Cabinet passes draft TCM law

2015-12-10

The State Council passed a draft of China's first law covering traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) at an executive meeting on Wednesday.

Power for ministries to be clarified

2015-12-10

The unprecedented move to publish the powers of all ministries was announced along with several other reform initiatives at a meeting in Beijing.

Criminal Law amendment to bring harsher punishments

2015-10-23

Some behaviors, such as gathering a crowd in a medical center to disrupt its normal operational order, paying someone to take a test, or cursing a judge in court, will now be regarded as crimes.